Average: 4.7 (227 votes)

August 11, 1979

Stevenage, UK

Knebworth Festival

Setlist:

The Song Remains the Same, Celebration Day, (Out On the Tiles intro) Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Hot Dog, Rain Song, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Sick Again, Achilles Last Stand, Jimmy Page solo, In The Evening, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.

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knebworth

A life changing moment for this 45 yr old . Had just left school no job ( Thatch saw to that for a while) but hey, I had my £7.50 ticket and the world was mine !!.With my dad in the RAF we had just moved to Doncaster so I had to set off on my own and hope to meet up with my mate when I got there ( life before mobiles hey ) can I just put in print now my everlasting thanks to my parents for letting me do this and were you mad!!!. ha ha .Anyway got on the bus and was off picking up more and more zep fans as we got closer to Stevenage and by luck or fate I did indeed meet up with my old school mate and pitched the tent, no sleep, bloody great. Then it was Friday and the gathering of the great unwashed and a sea of great coats , denim and afghans got up to the fence ,at about one in the morning it came down, and the long run up to the arena,bit of a crush but every one was cool and looked out for each other until they let us in and a night under the stars, I can remeber just looking at that huge stage in some sort of dream, this was broke with a huge roar of laughter ( I remember that ) as the security guards dog had a crap up on the stage.Woke to more people than I had seen in my life and the smell of dope was unbelievable (and I have been going to glastonbury for 20 years) .The sun was out , the bands and can fights came and went ,the new Barbariens eventualy left, Nicky Horn put on freebird , the lights came down and then, TWANG ,the twelve string kicks in and that mother of all screens lights up with Jimmy and thousands and thousands of flash lights go off.The rest is history and I could go on all night ,like I said at the start if you were at knebworth your life changed. Its a bit like those who come back from the wars, its hard to talk about because you can never get over just what it was like to those who didnt go and when I come across anyone who did ,there is an instant all knowing smile and nod of heads.Have gone to thousands of gigs and festival since those far off days ( including Live Aid ) but Zep knebworth 79, that was something else. Would loved to have got tickets for the 02 but hey ho , not to be, but can I just say if you were one of the chosen few can you please shout . clap , go f****ing mental for us who didnt , you are our reps ,have a fantastiv time.......oh yeah WWWWAAAALLLYYYY. peace